It’s in the Bag is Share the Dignity‘s annual event where they encourage everyday Australians to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas.

The bags are dropped off at Bunnings by generous Aussies, such as yourself, and are distributed to 3,000 Australian charities that have registered with Share the Dignity. These charities then hand out your donated bags to people in need for Christmas. For 2022, collections points for bag donations will be open at every Bunnings store across Australia from 18th to 27th November.

How do you donate your bags?

  1. Find a good condition or new bag to fill (e.g. handbag, backpack or duffel)
  2. Fill the bag with essential items (listed below)
  3. You can then add in some extra special additions and a handwritten note
  4. Tell your friends about #ItsInTheBag
  5. Take your filled bag to any Bunnings across Australia for collection between 19-28 November 2021
  6. Feel warm and fuzzy for making someone feel special at Christmas!

Can’t get to a Bunnings between 18th-27th November?

Sponsor a bag through the Share the Dignity website, and they will pack and donate it for you.

Essentials for Adult bags

  • Period products
  • Shampoo (full size preferred)
  • Conditioner (full size preferred)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (roll-on)
  • Soap or body wash

Essentials for Teen bags

  • Period products suitable for small bodies
  • Shampoo (full size preferred)
  • Conditioner (full size preferred)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (roll-on)
  • Soap or body wash

Please identify a teen bag by using a yellow bag tag or ribbon

Essentials for Mum & bub bags

  • Maternity period products
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (full size preferred)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant (roll-on)
  • Soap or body wash
  • Breast pads
  • Newborn nappies
  • Baby Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Baby soap or wash
  • Disposable nappy bags
  • Baby wipes
  • Dummies
  • Nappy rash cream

Please identify a Mum & bub bag by using a purple bag tag or ribbon

For more information on how to get involved in this year’s It’s in the Bag campaign, head to the Share the Dignity website.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums